RESEARCH: PROJECTS, NETWORKS and GRANTS

CURRENT  RESEARCH  PROJECTS, NETWORKS and GRANTS

Research Project: Intersections: Gender and Identity in the Short Fiction of Contemporary British Women Writers (FEM2017-83084-P)

PI: Laura Lojo-Rodríguez & Jorge Sacido-Romero

Period: 2018-2020

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness & ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)

Funding: € 29.040,00 

The main objective of this research project is to examine how the intersections of ethnicity, nation, gender, class and sexuality are articulated in the short fiction of contemporary British women writers.

Research Network: Lingua e Literatura Inglesas e Identidade III (ED431D 2017/17)

PI: María Jesús Lorenzo Modia

Period: 2017-2019

Funding Entity: Xunta de Galicia

Funding: € 120.000,00 

Research Project: Eco-fictions: Emergent Discourses on Woman and Nature in Galicia and Ireland (FEM2015-66937-P)

PI: Manuela Palacios González

Period: 2016-2018

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness & ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)

Funding: € 35.574,00

 

The research project Eco-Fictions intends to identify and assess the emergent discourses on the relation woman-nature that have appeared in Galicia and Ireland since the last decades of the 20th century. The project’s hypothesis is that the changing social and environmental conditions of these recent decades, together with women’s more active participation in the public sphere, have produced emergent discourses that entail new practices and values in our relation with nature. The project’s transnational, ecoregional and ecofeminist approach aims to bridge the gap between artistic creation and political intervention, between environmental theory and social action. As such, this multidisciplinary project seeks to provide the academic, artistic and administrative institutions with a methodologically updated analysis that addresses women’s rights alongside environmental awareness.

Research Grant: Consolidation and Structuring GRC 2015/002 GI-1924 Discourse and Identity (D&I)

PI: Laura Lojo Rodríguez

Period: 2015 – 2018

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia

Funding: 278,500.00

This research grant is part of the Galician Plan for Research, Innovation and Growth (Plan I2C, 2011-2015). Awarded on a competitive basis, the grant aims to provide support to those research groups from the Galician University System that have proved themselves to be highly competitive along the following criteria: high-impact publications; capacity to secure external funding; capacity to attract and train junior researchers; capacity to foster connections, and cooperate, with other research groups, businesses and organizations.

Research Project: The Construction of Discourse as Social Interaction: Contrastive Implications and Applications (FFI2013-40517-P)

PI: Mª de los Ángeles Gómez-González

Period: 2014 – 2016

Funding Entity:  Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Funding: € 54,450.00

This project aims to investigate the strategies and processes involved in the construction of discourse as social interaction in English, while building in a substantial element of contrast with other languages (mainly Spanish and Portuguese). The projects adopts  an integrated four-dimensional approach: 1) Grammatical construction of discourse; 2) Analysis of the interface between discourse and society; 3) Exploration of the use of constructions in social interaction; 4) Analysis of advanced discourse competence – complements the third dimension by examining the acquisition of English as a foregin language in both the oral and written medium.

Research Project: Female Autobiography in the Southern United States: ‘Gender’, ‘Gender’, ‘Race’, ‘Region’ (FFI2013-44747-P)

PI: Constante González Groba

Period: 2014 – 2017

Funding Entity:  Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Funding: € 42,350.00

Research Project: “Women’s Tales”: The Short Fiction of Contemporary British Writers (1974-2013) (FEM2013-41977-P)

PI: Jorge Sacido Romero

Period: 2014 – 2016

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Funding: € 22,900.00

This project aims to explore the issue of resistance to patriarchal authority and the concomitant feminist endeavour to redefine women’s position in society as articulated in contemporary British short fictions by women in the period 1974-2013. Women’s contribution to the development of the modern short story is unquestionable and this fact should not and cannot be explained only in terms of continuity with a pre-existing female short story tradition, but also and most importantly, in terms of the genre’s inherent potential as a vehicle for the expression of a feminine experience that is critical with reality. The project’s originality derives from connecting genre and gender, a vehicle of artistic-aesthetic expression and an ethical-political dimension where an attempt is made at reformulating crucial questions such as sexual identity/difference, subjectivity, the private/public dialectic, or the female body and the problematic of its representations.

Research Project: Ex-sistere: Women’s Mobility in Contemporary Galician and Irish Literature (FFI2012-35872)

PI: Manuela Palacios González

Period: 2013 – 2016

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Funding: € 30,420.00

Discourses on mobility are gendered. On the basis of comparable migratory flows in Galicia and Ireland, we intend to assess the extent to which the conspicuous emergence of women writers in both communities since the 1980s has introduced unexplored perspectives regarding women’s mobility in both literary systems. We want to investigate the hypothesis that contemporary women’s writing challenges the traditional private/public sphere division and construes displacement anew in line with feminist, postcolonial and poststructuralist critiques of canonical narratives of women’s mobility. As such, this multidisciplinary project seeks to counter the dearth of studies about women’s roles in migratory flows and addresses migrants’ rights and equal opportunities based on improved understandings of women’s mobility.

CONTAGRAM Research Network: Contrastive Linguistics: Constructional and Functional Approaches (WO.013. 11N)

Coordinator of the coordinating team: Miriam Taverniers

Coordinator of the coordinated team: María de los Ángeles Gómez-González

Period: 2011-2016

Funding:  62,500.00

Contrastive Linguistics: Constructional and Functional Approaches seeks to promote research on the interaction between contrastive and constructional and/or functional linguistics. Contagram brings together twelve internationally renowned research teams, including SCIMITAR, that work on the intersections contrastive linguistics-language typology and contrastive linguistics-construction grammar/functional linguistics. The network is funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO).

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PREVIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS, NETWORKS and GRANTS

Research Network: English Language, Literature and Identity II (R2014/043)

PI: María Jesús Lorenzo Modia

Period: 2014-2015

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia

Funding: 120,000.00

Research Project: Multidimensional Study of the Grammar-Discourse Interface in English Language II (FFI2010-19380)

PI: Mª de los Ángeles Gómez -González

Period: 2011-2014

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Funding: 121,000.00

Research Project: The Lost Female Tradition: Predecessors, Contemporaries and Successors of James Joyce in Irish Writing (FEM2010-16897)

PI: Margarita Estévez-Saá

Period: 2011-2014

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Funding: 12,100.00

Research Project: The Civil Rights Movement in American Fiction and Theatre (FFI2010-17061)

PI: Constante González Groba

Period: 2011-2013

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Funding: 26,000.00

Conference Grant: International ConferenceThe Discourse of Identity’ (FFI2011-14834-E)

PI: Elsa María González Álvarez

Period: 2011-2012

Funding: € 3,000.00

Research Project: Us and Them: Discourses on Foreignness by Irish and Galician Women Writers(1980-2007) (FFI2009-08475)

PI: Manuela Palacios González

Period: 2010-2012

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Funding: € 41,140.00

Conference Grant: International Seminar on Modernism and Postmodernism in the English Short Story (FFI2009-08265-E)

PI: Jorge Sacido Romero

Period: 2010-2011

Funding: € 9,000.00

Research Project: Us/Them: Discourses on Foreignness by Irish and Galician Women Writers(09PXIB204127PR)

PI: Manuela Palacios González

Period: 2009-2012

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia

Funding: 33,875.00

Research Project: Grammar, Discourse and Communicative Skills in English Language. An Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach (09PXIB204155PR)

PI: Mª de los Ángeles Gómez-González

Period: 2009-2012

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia

Funding: 55,566.00

Research Project: ‘Regreso a Compostela’ e Outros Cadernos de Viaxe: Edith Wharton e o Camiño de Santiago nos anos 20  (SI427 2009/42-0)

PI: Patricia Fra López

Period: 2009-2010

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia

Research Project: Modernism and Postmodernism in the English Short Story (INCITE08PXIB204011PR)

PI: Jorge Sacido Romero

Period: 2008-2011

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia

Funding: € 29,964.00

Research Project: Comparative Study of the Grammar-Discourse Interface in English, with a particular focus on coherence and subjectivity (HUM2007-62220)

PI: Mª de los Ángeles Gómez -González

Period: 2008 – 2010

Funding Entity: Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology

Funding: 37,182.00

Conference Grant: International Seminar on “Creation, Editing and Criticism: Irish and Galician Poets” (FFI2008-02401-E)

PI: Manuela Palacios González

Period: 2008-2009

Funding: € 9,000.00

Research Network: English Language, Literature and Identity I (2007/145)

PI: María Jesús Lorenzo Modia

Period: 2007 – 2008

Funding Entity: Autonomous Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia, and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Funding: 180,000.00